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EU divided on rape definition in bloc-wide law combating violence against women

BRUSSLES, FEBRUARY 6: EU member states and lawmakers are sharply divided over how to define rape, as negotiators head into last-stretch talks Tuesday on the first bloc-wide law combating violence against women. The law aims to protect women in the 27-nation European Union from gender-based violence, forced marriages, female genital mutilation and online harassment. The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, first proposed the major legislation on March 8, 2022, to mark International Women's Day. But the issue of a common definition of rape has proven to be the most...
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